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A view of the Stock Exchange Building (Börshuset), which houses the Swedish Academy, in Stockholm's old city.(AFP File Photo)

Nobel literature body grants members leave after sex scandal

Agence France-Presse, Stockholm | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 06:51 PM IST
Disagreements within the prestigious institution on how to deal with the issue sowed deep discord among its 18 members and prompted six to quit.
Sweden's King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia (R) pose with the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Paula Risikko (C) during an audience at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, on April 19, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Sweden's King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia (R) pose with the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Paula Risikko (C) during an audience at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, on April 19, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Another member quits as Nobel literature academy

Associated Press, Stockholm | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:08 PM IST
Many in Sweden are outraged by what appears to be women paying the price for the alleged misbehaviour of Frostenson’s husband, Jean-Claude Arnault, a leading cultural figure in Sweden
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)

Swedish king saddened by trouble in Nobel literature body. Here’s what happened

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Three members of the Swedish Academy resigned on April 6 after the committee voted against removing Katarina Frostenson, an Academy member since 1992, whose husband has been accused of sexual misconduct.
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